Saul "Canelo" Alvarez takes on Ryan Rhodes tonight on HBO Boxing After Dark, and Bad Left Hook will have live, round-by-round scoring and coverage, with immediate post-fight analysis after the bouts. Coverage starts at 10:30 EDT.
Alvarez (36-0-1, 26 KO) has become arguably the hottest young star in boxing today, amassing a large fanbase in Mexico and one developing in the United States. This is his second HBO main event (third if you count his fight with Lovemore N'Dou on HBO Latino last December), which is wild for someone only 20 years of age.
But Ryan Rhodes (45-4, 31 KO) is coming to Mexico to win, and has the sort of ability that Alvarez has not yet faced as a pro. The UK veteran is a southpaw with good counter punching and power in both hands. A win for Canelo tonight would be the best of his career. A win for Rhodes would continue 2011's apple cart madness.
In the co-feature, 130-pound Americans Adrien Broner (20-0, 16 KO) and Jason Litzau (28-2, 21 KO) do battle. We'll have coverage of both fights, so join us at 10:30!